news Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 05:30
It was on the wee hours of January 29th morning that a Hummer was rammed into Chandrabose, a security guard working at a posh apartment complex in Thrissur. The man behind the wheel, businessman and beedi tycoon Mohammed Nisham was arrested.¬†Days later, Chandrabose succumbed to his injuries. The News Minute has learnt that the trial in Chandrabose's murder case will begin on July 21 at the¬†Thrissur District Sessions court, almost six months after the crime was committed.¬† After multiple delays, the court is slated to hear the case on July 21 and District judge KP Sudhir will preside over the court. There has been much criticism over multiple delays in the commencement of the trial. Initially, the case was to be heard by the Judicial Magistrate First Class in Kunnamkulam where the district police filed the chargesheet on April 4. However, some days after the chargesheet was approved by the JMFC court, the case was shifted to the District Sessions Court where it was to be heard on May 26. But another hold up materialized in the form of the sessions judge being promoted to the High Court. Court officials initially maintained that the proceedings would begin mid-June, but that too did not happen. ‚ÄúSince the court was on vacation and the judge‚Äôs post was vacant, many cases have been piling up. Nisham's trial as of now is scheduled to begin on July 25,‚ÄĚ said Peramangalam Circle Inspector Bijukumar, who is the investigating officer. Nisham will face murder charges, as he had allegedly attacked Chandrabose out of rage because Chandrabose was slow to open the apartment gate when Nisham arrived. He also faces charges under Kerala's stringent Anti-Social Activities Prevention Act (KAAPA) as there are 13 other cases against him for different crimes and anti-social activities.